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Unidentified Leaf Mines

Unid Leafminer Gmf8 St. Andrews leaf miner on Symplocos tinctoria SA439 2016 5 Edmonds marsh leaf miner on Rumex acetosella maybe EW3 Mantura floridana maybe  2016 2 Solanum nigrum or ptycanthum-Liriomyza? St. Andrews leaf miner on Poaceae unknown SA821 2017 3 St. Andrews leaf miner on Ambrosia artemisiifolia SA983 2017 2 Lake Crabtree Leaf miner on Baccharis halimifolia D1091 2018 3 St. Andrews leaf miner on Bidens bipinnata SA1363 Leucospilapteryx venustella 2018 2
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Unidentified Tracks, Sign, and Other Mysteries)
No Taxon Unidentified Leaf Mines
Remarks
This section is the home of unidentified leaf mines, which may have been made by the larvae of moths, flies, beetles, or sawflies. Knowing the host plant is extremely helpful, and in most cases essential, to identifying the miner.
Print References
(1)(2)(3)
Internet References
Great information and images of Illinois moth mines at microleps.org
Mines of British Flies and Other Insects (not North American, but much of the information is transferable)
BugTracks (Charley Eiseman's blog posts about leafminers)
Works Cited
1.Leafminers of North America
Charley Eiseman. 2018.
2.Leaf-mining Insects
Needham, James G., Stuart W. Frost, and Beatrice H. Tothill. 1928. The Williams & Wilkins Company, Baltimore.
3.Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates
Charley Eiseman & Noah Charney. 2010. Stackpole Books.